CMCI Emerging Voices 2019: Beyond Disciplines

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Call for Papers
June 6, 2019 to June 7, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Journalism and Media Studies, Humanities, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies


The PhD student community at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI), in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is pleased to open the call for papers for our 6th annual conference.

  • When: Thursday, 6th June 2019 – Friday, 7th June 2019
  • Where: Bush House, King’s College London, WC2B 4BG, UK
  • Fee: It’s free

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 13th March 2019

This year’s theme: Beyond Disciplines

This year’s conference celebrates new and emerging directions in the research of culture, media and creative industries that challenge how we understand and see technological, environmental, political, institutional and aesthetic developments that are shaping our cultural landscape.

In particular we pose the question: how does your current research contribute to your field? Whether it is challenging how we think about existing structures, shaping how disciplines intersect through research, or revisiting established ideas; the aim of Emerging Voices is to present works that contribute to the research of CMCI in new ways. 

Details and Topics

We invite researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and with a particular interest in Culture, Media and Creative Industries to present original empirical, as well as theoretical research at this year’s CMCI Emerging Voices conference. We especially encourage submissions by PhD students and early career researchers.

Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Articulations of gender, race, class, age, ability, sexuality, etc. in media, culture and creative industries

  • Audience engagement and participation

  • Exclusion and inequality in culture and creative industries

  • Collaborative practices across the creative industries

  • Digital culture and everyday life

  • Forming subjectivities through media and culture

  • Cultural and social memory

  • Semiotic and discursive mediations of culture and media

  • Media and culture in a neoliberal age

  • Transformations in the research of Culture, Media and Creative Industries

    How to Participate

We are looking for 15-minute presentations, which may include alternative and creative formats, such as films, digital artworks, performances, etc.

Please submit an abstract (up to 300 words) outlining the paper's main arguments, methods, and relevance to the conference theme. Submissions should also include your institutional affiliation, paper title, 3-4 keywords, a short biographical note (up to 100 words) and your contact details.

Abstracts should be submitted to by 23:00 GMT on Wednesday, 13th March 2019. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries.


While the participation to the conference is free, all participants are responsible for covering the costs of their own travel, visa and accommodation or seek support from their home institution.

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This conference is made possible thanks to the work of a team of volunteer PhD students at Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London (CMCI): Rebecca Young, Katrin Schindel, Lauren Cantillon, Shir Shimoni and Elena Terranova.

The participation is free thanks to the contribution of CMCI, covering catering and venue costs. The pathway 7: Linguistics, Media & Culture (LMC) of London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS) has also contributed to the conference supporting the travel and accommodation costs to invite our keynote speakers.